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Windows 7: Switching from wired to wireless. Need router.

26 Nov 2011   #1
77273GU

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Switching from wired to wireless. Need router.

Hello, I need to switch from a wired network to a wireless network. Santa is bringing a new laptop. I guess the best way is to change routers. Not sure what to go with. I would appreciate recommendations on a reliable model. I currently have 2 desktops, PS3 and a TV on the wired network. Ive looked at and read the reviews on a Linksys-Newegg.com - LINKSYS E3000 Wireless Router simultaneous Dual Band Gigabit 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4GHz / 5GHz up to 300Mbps with USB Built-in UPnP AV Media Server and an Asus-Newegg.com - ASUS RT-N16 Wireless Router 802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps DD-WRT Open Source support with USB Storage, Printer And Media Server.
For the most part the reviews are good but there a bunch of bad ones. Just wondering if any one brand is considered more reliable than the others. I don't know anything about open source firmware. Its mentioned quite a bit in the reviews.

This is what I think I need: Gigabit speed, N support and under $100. Any other specs I need to check out?

Thanks


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26 Nov 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

My honest suggestion based on my own experience is trendnet or belkin.
I've had horrible experience with both dlink and linksys.
They all seem to die within a year and a half.
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26 Nov 2011   #3
lhorwinkle

Win 7
 
 

Linksys, the industry front-runner. Easy choice. Very reliable.
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26 Nov 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have good experience too with Linksys. The last one I bought earlier this year for $40 (N router) at Bestbuy. At another place I also have a Linksys with integrated modem. Works flawlessly since 3 years.
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26 Nov 2011   #5
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I have good experience too with Linksys. The last one I bought earlier this year for $40 (N router) at Bestbuy. At another place I also have a Linksys with integrated modem. Works flawlessly since 3 years.
Glad someone has had good experience with them.

Though I seem to be that always an exception to the rule guy
ocz ram works great for me
linksys and dlink have both been horrible to me.

...stuff like that.
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26 Nov 2011   #6
77273GU

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies. I'm leaning toward the Linksys. I think its on sale for one more day. Seems to be a good price.
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